Philadelphia Region Parks Philadelphia Region Public Transit
There are further details of all the following routes in the book
Philadelphia Running and Walking: A guide for Athletes and Fitness
Center City Schuylkill Banks Loop
A 3.3-mile loop passing close to many Center City hotels. An ideal way
for a city visitor to get out and start appreciating Philadelphia. [map]
Historic District and the Jersey Side
A collection of ideas. Run past Philadelphia's historic sites,
Independence National Historical Park and Society Hill, cross the
majestic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and experience the New Jersey side
of the Delaware River.
Schuylkill River Valley
Schuylkill River Trail
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Valley Forge - Joseph Plumb Martin Trail
An unforgettable 5.0-mile loop trail for runners or walkers inside the
famous Valley Forge National Historical Park,
Manayunk to Conshohocken
An important 6.0-mile connecting segment of the Schuylkill River Trail
from Center City to Valley Forge.
Conshohocken to Valley Forge
Another important connecting segment of the Schuylkill River Trail.
Forbidden Drive and Chestnut Hill
A 7.4-mile beautiful one way route along
vehicle-free Forbidden Drive in which you
can return either on foot or by public
The Wissahickon Valley Park has a very
extensive trail system, maintained by the
energetic Friends of the Wissahickon.
The Friends produce a very high quality
paper trail map which is recommended to
anyone planning to use these trails.
Pennypack Creek Trail
A relaxing 10.2 mile one way run or walk,
well removed from the hectic parts of the
city. Public transit access at both ends.
A beautiful outing starting and finishing
near Center City hotels and taking in the
best parts of Fairmount Park and the
Philadelphia Marathon course Go
roughly eight miles to Manayunk or do an
8.4-mile loop turning around at the Falls
Bridge. Fun on Foot offers a free
downloadable map of this outstanding trail
A fascinating 4.2-mile running or walking loop trail in the Valley Forge
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
A series of excellent running trails in a wildlife refuge setting near
Philadelphia International Airport [map]. For discussion of this trail
system, read this online article: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
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